Coming of Age Movies for Girls

No particular order | Rated on what I feel the movie deserves, not how much I like it | Most are about female adolescence |unfinished |
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1.
C'est la vie (1990)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
2.
The Party (1980)
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This is the story about the first love experiences of a teenage-girl. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Pinoteau
“ 1 & 2 ” - sunshinekoala
 
3.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
4.
36 fillette (1988)
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A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more. (88 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
5.
The Little Thief (1988)
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In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape... (109 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
6.
Charlotte for Ever (1986)
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Stan, screeplay writer, had his time of glory in Hollywood. Today, alcoholic with a certain envy for suicide, his only link to life is his daughter, Charlotte. (94 mins.)
Director: Gainsbourg
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
7.
Beau Pere (1981)
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After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy. (123 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
8.
Bugsy Malone (1976)
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ 8 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
9.
Love, Math and Sex (1997)
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Sabine, an adolescent girl with a gift for mathematics becomes involved with Jiri, a 40-something man-of-the-theatre from Prague... (100 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
10.
Poison Ivy (1992)
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A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family. (90 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea Ruben
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
11.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
12.
Stella (2008)
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Paris, 1977. Eleven year old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar. (103 mins.)
Director: Sylvie Verheyde
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
13.
Maramao (1987)
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(90 mins.)
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
14.
Daydream Nation (2010)
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A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate. (98 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
15.
Anywhere But Here (1999)
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A mother and daughter search for success in Beverly Hills. (114 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
16.
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
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A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships. (94 mins.)
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
17.
The Beautiful Person (2008 TV Movie)
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias... (97 mins.)
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
18.
LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008)
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When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship heats up. (103 mins.)
Director: Lisa Azuelos
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
19.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
20.
The House of the Spirits (1993)
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A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller. (140 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
21.
Innocence (2004)
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A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls. (122 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
22.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
23.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view. (116 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ 8 stars
Favourite ” - sunshinekoala
 
24.
An Impudent Girl (1985)
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Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself. (96 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
25.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
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Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ 7.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
26.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
27.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
28.
The Poker House (2008)
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa. (93 mins.)
Director: Lori Petty
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
29.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
30.
Chloe (2009)
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A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger. (96 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
31.
Clueless (1995)
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A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ 7.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
32.
All I Wanna Do (1998)
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In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Sarah Kernochan
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
33.
Little Darlings (1980)
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Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp. (96 mins.)
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
34.
Race the Sun (1996)
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia. (100 mins.)
“ 4.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
35.
Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989 TV Movie)
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Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up... (100 mins.)
Director: Mollie Miller
“ 4 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
36.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
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A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
37.
Winter's Bone (2010)
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An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
38.
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
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Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters. (112 mins.)
Director: Ida Lupino
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
39.
Endless Love (1981)
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident. (116 mins.)
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
40.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses. (111 mins.)
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
41.
Jess + Moss (2011)
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A series of vignettes involving memories of companionship and sexual awakening shared by two second cousins. (83 mins.)
Director: Clay Jeter
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
42.
Pretty Baby (1978)
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A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
43.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. (127 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
44.
An Education (2009)
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A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
45.
White Oleander (2002)
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A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
“ 5.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
46.
Towelhead (2007)
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A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War. (124 mins.)
Director: Alan Ball
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
47.
Tamara Drewe (2010)
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A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale. (107 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
48.
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school. (103 mins.)
Director: Cathy Randall
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
49.
The Parent Trap (1961)
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Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. (129 mins.)
Director: David Swift
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
50.
Cracks (2009)
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A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school. (104 mins.)
Director: Jordan Scott
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
51.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
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An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ 8 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
52.
Peppermint Soda (1977)
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In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister... (97 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
53.
Dirty Girl (2010)
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It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes. (90 mins.)
Director: Abe Sylvia
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
54.
My Little Princess (2011)
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Violetta is raised by her grandmother. Her mother Hanna tries to make a living on taking photographs... (105 mins.)
Director: Eva Ionesco
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
55.
Now and Then (1995)
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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970. (100 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
56.
Melody (1971)
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible... (103 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
57.
Mermaids (1990)
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An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds. (110 mins.)
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
58.
Adrift (2009)
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A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities. (97 mins.)
Director: Heitor Dhalia
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
59.
Skipped Parts (2000)
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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father. (100 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
60.
Tart (2001)
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After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat... (94 mins.)
Director: Christina Wayne
“ 4.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
61.
Cold Showers (2005)
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The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich... (102 mins.)
Director: Antony Cordier
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
62.
Little Birds (2011)
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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles. (94 mins.)
Director: Elgin James
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
63.
Girl in Progress (2012)
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As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school. (93 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen
“ 4 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
64.
My Rainy Days (2009)
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Seventeen year old high school student Rio Ozawa is always the center of attention due to her beauty... (119 mins.)
Director: Yuri Kanchiku
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
65.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
66.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
67.
Melissa P. (2005)
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An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way. (100 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
68.
Stealing Beauty (1996)
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... (118 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
69.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
70.
The Cement Garden (1993)
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Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus. (105 mins.)
Director: Andrew Birkin
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
71.
The Ice Storm (1997)
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1973, suburban New Canaan, Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control. (112 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ 5.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
72.
Noce blanche (1989)
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A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world... (92 mins.)
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
73.
Water Lilies (2007)
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Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance. (85 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
74.
An Education (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
75.
My Girl 2 (1994)
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Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more... (99 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
“ 4 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
76.
Fish Tank (2009)
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Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
77.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
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Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives... (88 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
78.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
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The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Romanek
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
79.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
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When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith. (95 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
80.
Maladolescenza (1977)
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A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber. (93 mins.)
“ 4.5 stars
not for the faint hearted ” - sunshinekoala
 
81.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
82.
Heathers (1988)
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In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
83.
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
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Natalie Becker, a beautiful A-student, is staying home alone Together and apart, the three 15-year-olds learn much about life, maturity, and love. (88 mins.)
Director: Linda Feferman
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
84.
Fat Girl (2001)
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Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday. (83 mins.)
“ 4 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
85.
Whale Rider (2002)
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A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
86.
Mean Girls (2004)
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
87.
Hating Alison Ashley (2005)
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Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class. (100 mins.)
Director: Geoff Bennett
“ 4 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
88.
Hounddog (2007)
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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley. (102 mins.)
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
89.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
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A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
90.
Kisses (2008)
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Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin. (72 mins.)
Director: Lance Daly
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
91.
The Secret Garden (1993)
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A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate... (101 mins.)
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
92.
Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
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In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. (76 mins.)
“ 7 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
93.
A Real Young Girl (1976)
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August, 1963; Alice, 14, an only child, and physically well developed, is home for vacation. She's moody... (93 mins.)
“ 18+ ” - sunshinekoala
 
94.
After Lucia (2012)
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Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
“ 6 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
95.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
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The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing. (100 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
96.
Sassy Pants (2012)
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Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend. (88 mins.)
Director: Coley Sohn
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
97.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo
“ 5.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
98.
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
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Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains. (94 mins.)
Director: Melanie Mayron
“ 5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
99.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team (soccer in America). (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
“ 5.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala
 
100.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
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Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ 6.5 stars ” - sunshinekoala